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Posted by HexedPirate at Jul 6, 2012 9:10:06 PM
Spiderman
So I just went to see the new Spiderman movie. It was great, definitely up there with the Avengers, in my honest opinion.


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Posted by Cronk at Jul 7, 2012 1:05:24 PM
Re: Spiderman
I am trying to remember the last time I was less excited about a superhero movie. Even when I knew Green Lantern was going to stink on ice, I wanted to see it more than Spiderman.
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Posted by HexedPirate at Jul 7, 2012 2:15:54 PM
Re: Spiderman
 
I am trying to remember the last time I was less excited about a superhero movie. Even when I knew Green Lantern was going to stink on ice, I wanted to see it more than Spiderman.

To each his own, i guess.
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Posted by CKShinrai at Jul 7, 2012 6:08:20 PM
Re: Spiderman
 
I am trying to remember the last time I was less excited about a superhero movie. Even when I knew Green Lantern was going to stink on ice, I wanted to see it more than Spiderman.

The costume looks AWFUL, but everything less looks good and the word of mouth is great.

I'll be seeing it tomorrow, so expect a report back.
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Posted by Velariel at Jul 7, 2012 7:08:04 PM
Re: Spiderman
I saw it today and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. There were parts I didn't care for, and didn't find entirely believable (and I do realize that some suspension of disbelief is required for superhero films), overall I thought it was pretty epic.

(Although, as someone who really doesn't like spiders there were a few scenes which caused freak-outage. To be expected, obviously, but still, I feel like there were more spiders in this one than in the previous incarnations. Mr. Tass got a good laugh out of me.)
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Posted by Hillsmen at Jul 7, 2012 7:38:49 PM
Re: Spiderman
I think I will just wait for July 20th. Begin the countdown!
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Posted by Rogue_JM at Jul 7, 2012 8:19:51 PM
Re: Spiderman
 
I think I will just wait for July 20th. Begin the countdown!
Agree. Dark Knight Rises, FTW.
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Posted by Velariel at Jul 7, 2012 8:50:40 PM
Re: Spiderman
 
 
I think I will just wait for July 20th. Begin the countdown!
Agree. Dark Knight Rises, FTW.


Yes, definitely. Midnight show FTW, and we're having the group over beforehand to watch the first two on Blu Ray on our shiny big TV since we couldn't afford to do the trilogy in the theater. SO. EXCITED.
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Posted by Aenor at Jul 8, 2012 9:56:58 AM
Re: Spiderman
Most of the time, a comic book movie is only as good as its villain. And the Lizard was a very boring villain.

Also, since it's only been ten years since they told us Spidey's origin story, I think they could have skipped it because we already know all that stuff about being bitten by a Spider, dead Uncle Ben, blah blah blah.
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Posted by Cronk at Jul 8, 2012 4:15:21 PM
Re: Spiderman
 
Most of the time, a comic book movie is only as good as its villain. And the Lizard was a very boring villain.

Also, since it's only been ten years since they told us Spidey's origin story, I think they could have skipped it because we already know all that stuff about being bitten by a Spider, dead Uncle Ben, blah blah blah.


I think that is why I am so unmotivated to see it. I really can't bring myself to watch the whole birth of spiderman story. I can only assume that the quote with great power comes great responsibility found its way into the film and i just don't feel up for the melodrama (I fimd it amusing that I am listening to The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald as I type that). Now if Shin tells me it is worth seeing, I will check it out. Otherwise, I will wait for home release.
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Posted by CKShinrai at Jul 8, 2012 4:40:15 PM
Re: Spiderman
It's worth seeing. Not perfect, but really a very solid film. Better than the first go-around in many respects. The leads also have insanely good chemistry.

EDIT: "With great power comes great responsibility" does not appear in the film.

DOUBLEEDIT: The costume still looks horrible, though.
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Posted by Smackey at Jul 8, 2012 7:33:37 PM
Re: Spiderman
I think I'll be waiting for Redbox for this one. It's hard to be motivated for a movie that's clearly only being made to keep the license rolling.

The Dark Knight Rises is going to be a biggest letdown of the year. Then again, I won't be satisfied unless Batman buys the farm.
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Posted by Hillsmen at Jul 8, 2012 9:28:43 PM
Re: Spiderman
 
I think I'll be waiting for Redbox for this one. It's hard to be motivated for a movie that's clearly only being made to keep the license rolling.

The Dark Knight Rises is going to be a biggest letdown of the year. Then again, I won't be satisfied unless Batman buys the farm.


Almost all endings to a trilogy are let downs. Personally I have been dying to see it because it is the 3rd movie, but The Hobbit is just as big on my list.

You all should go see Ted too. I hate Seth McFarlane(spelled wrong) and I even still think it is funny.
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Posted by atoms12123 at Jul 8, 2012 11:19:05 PM
Re: Spiderman
 
You all should go see Ted too. I hate Seth McFarlane(spelled wrong) and I even still think it is funny



^Spelled correctly actually. But from what I understand it's just live action Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad.
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Posted by mads0001 at Jul 9, 2012 7:09:46 AM
Re: Spiderman
It was WAY better than the last reboot for me. The costume, to me, is much cooler than Tobey's. It's wittier, edgier, darker, and much better than the psuedo-camp disgrace that the previous 3 movies were...

Just my take on it.

Oh, and now Spiderman looks a bit like Andy Murray, which I find quite entertaining. :P
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Posted by Hillsmen at Jul 9, 2012 9:47:57 AM
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You all should go see Ted too. I hate Seth McFarlane(spelled wrong) and I even still think it is funny



^Spelled correctly actually. But from what I understand it's just live action Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad.


They don't do the stupid little flashbacks like those shows. Or reference everything.
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Posted by CKShinrai at Jul 9, 2012 5:02:13 PM
Re: Spiderman
 
edgier, darker


These are not words I like seeing associated with Spider-Man. Notwithstanding that, the costume looks like a sweaty rubber suit.

(Also, offtopic a bit, this thread annoys me every time I see it because it's missing the hyphen)
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Posted by OdorOfFrodo at Jul 9, 2012 7:22:19 PM
Re: Spiderman
It's actually the story of the mild-mannered Jewish boy from the Upper West Side who grows up to be a dentist, Thomas Spiderman.

The trailers are misleading, to say the least.
The Upper West Side is in New York, right?
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Posted by Julephenia at Jul 10, 2012 6:33:11 PM
Re: Spiderman
To your white space, Vims:

It's a damn musical, you doof.

(Frankly, I think Lower East Side Story needs to be written. Just for kicks.)
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Posted by OdorOfFrodo at Jul 10, 2012 6:48:57 PM
Re: Spiderman
It's not called Upper West Side Story. Although I will admit...

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Posted by iceblade856 at Jul 11, 2012 7:41:51 PM
Re: Spiderman
 
It was WAY better than the last reboot for me. The costume, to me, is much cooler than Tobey's. It's wittier, edgier, darker, and much better than the psuedo-camp disgrace that the previous 3 movies were...

Just my take on it.

Oh, and now Spiderman looks a bit like Andy Murray, which I find quite entertaining. :P


I agree with this. The problem I have with the new Spiderman though is that is was made relatively close to the latest release of the last trilogy and almost everyone who saw the Amazing Spiderman has seen the old ones. With this, it felt like I was re-watching parts of the old films at times and that made some climactic parts easily predicted.

Posted by RogueQuitex at Jul 15, 2012 7:21:42 AM
Re: Spiderman
Why is Batman so popular? He has like no superpowers whatsoever.
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Posted by CKShinrai at Jul 15, 2012 9:06:48 AM
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Why is Batman so popular? He has like no superpowers whatsoever.


...so he can't be an interesting character without superpowers?
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Posted by RogueQuitex at Jul 15, 2012 9:10:44 AM
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Why is Batman so popular? He has like no superpowers whatsoever.


...so he can't be an interesting character without superpowers?



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No.

If he is supposed to be a "superhero"... without superpowers? Or money? Pfft.
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Posted by OdorOfFrodo at Jul 15, 2012 9:26:44 AM
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Why is Batman so popular? He has like no superpowers whatsoever.
That's pretty much why he's my favourite superhero. Because I could be him...minus the whole billionaire being physically awesome thing.
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Posted by StuManchu at Jul 16, 2012 8:47:06 AM
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Why is Batman so popular? He has like no superpowers whatsoever.


are you god damn kidding me
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Posted by Talisker at Jul 16, 2012 8:55:02 AM
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Money is a super power. So is butlers.
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Posted by Quitex at Jul 16, 2012 2:43:20 PM
Re: Spiderman
Someone said today that Batman is a millionaire. Is this true? If it is then why he has no high-tech stuff like Iron Man, he just has a stinkin' car... Or is Robin, his gay lover, his sugar daddy? That would make sense...
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Posted by mads0001 at Jul 16, 2012 3:21:29 PM
Re: Spiderman
 
Someone said today that Batman is a millionaire. Is this true? If it is then why he has no high-tech stuff like Iron Man, he just has a stinkin' car... Or is Robin, his gay lover, his sugar daddy? That would make sense...


Have you seen any of the batman movies? He's got a ton of funky techno-gadgetry going on. :P
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Posted by Talisker at Jul 16, 2012 3:24:39 PM
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Someone said today that Batman is a millionaire. Is this true? If it is then why he has no high-tech stuff like Iron Man, he just has a stinkin' car... Or is Robin, his gay lover, his sugar daddy? That would make sense...


He's really rich. Basically Batman and Iron Man are the same heroes just from different comics. Rich playboys with a crime fighting alter ego. And he has gadgets galore. From Wiki:

Batarangs
Bat-lasso
Bat-cuffs.
Batman has given a special tool with a diamond-edged cutting implement to the Gotham PD for removal.
Bat-monitor
Bat-Tracer
Communications device
Bat Line
Bat-Darts
Bat first aid kit
Cryo Capsules
Bat Goo gun
Grapple gun
Night vision bat-goggles
Batlight
Flamethower:
Kryptonite Bat ring
Batcetylene torch
Bat pick
Bat Marbles
Micro bat-camera
Bat smoke grenades
Miniaturized bat-toolkit
Bat Breather
A Master Bat-Key
Bat pellets
Bat tazer
Bat (Flash-Bang) grenades
Thermite Bat grenades
Bat bags
Collapsible bat-sword.
Bat-Saw
Bat-Heater
Bat Listening devices
The Batrope
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